East Asia

China: 360 VS. QQ: What about privacy and user rights?

By Oiwan Lam

An unintended consequence of the battle between Tencent and Qihoo 360 has been increased awareness among Chinese internet users regarding averse effects of Tencent's industry monopoly and the significance of protection of user privacy and rights.

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South Korea: The Super-Supermarkets Twitter shootout

By Lee Yoo Eun

As mega-markets arrive to devour small businesses, serious discussions have been rekindled in Korea in both online and offline venues. On the night of October 28, while a serious debate on the SSM (Super SuperMarket) issue was taking place on a major TV network program, two formidable opponents, one representing big corporations and the other standing the small business owners, engaged in a battle on in Twitter.

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